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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Coupe

Plymouth filled the gap after the dismissal of Eagle brand and carried over a few models from the axed car brand, such as the Laser.

Designed and built in Normal - Illinois at the Diamond Star plant, the Laser was a rebadged Mitsubishi Eclipse first generation, but without the all-wheel-drive variants offered by the Japanese brand. Plymouth tried to offer a budget sporty compact coupe vehicle under a $20,000 mark and succeeded.

The car’s exterior featured a narrow front end and a flat hood adorned by a bulge. Its short cabin and sloped rear window made the car a fierce competitor for the sport compact market. Its pop-up headlights spoiled the car’s look when they were open but made it look sleek with them closed down. At the back, the horizontal lines with sharp edges left the impression of a much wider car.

Inside, the front seats provided enough room for two adult-sized occupants, but the rear seats were cramped even for small children. Yet, they were good enough to carry some luggage for a longer trip. The trunk was not exactly spacious but was good enough for daily shopping.

Under the hood, Plymouth relied exclusively on Mitsubishi’s engines, either naturally aspirated or turbocharged. The latter and most potent version featured the famous 4G63 powerplant installed on the Lancer rally car as well. Unlike its more famous cousin, the Laser was available only as a front-wheel-drive vehicle. But it could still get an under eight-second nought-to-60 mph (0-97 kph) time.

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PLYMOUTH Laser 1989 - 1994
  6 gasoline engines
  • 1.8i 4AT (94 HP)
  • 1.8i 5MT (94 HP)
  • 2.0i 4AT (137 HP)
  • 2.0i 5MT (137 HP)
  • 2.0i Turbo 4AT (195 HP)
  • 2.0i Turbo 5MT (195 HP)

PLYMOUTH Laser 1.8i 4AT (94 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8i 4AT (94 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1755 cm3
Power
69.1 KW @ 5000 RPM
94 HP @ 5000 RPM
93 BHP @ 5000 RPM
Torque
105 lb-ft @ 3500 RPM
142 Nm @ 3500 RPM
Fuel System
Multi-point indirect injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
106 mph (171 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/70 R14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.5 in (4331 mm)
Width
66.5 in (1689 mm)
Height
51.6 in (1311 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.7/57.1 in (1,466/1,450 mm)
Wheelbase
97.2 in (2469 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.2 cuFT (289 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2624 lbs (1190 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
23.5 mpg US (10 L/100Km)
Highway
39.2 mpg US (6 L/100Km)

PLYMOUTH Laser 1.8i 5MT (94 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8i 5MT (94 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1755 cm3
Power
69.1 KW @ 5000 RPM
94 HP @ 5000 RPM
93 BHP @ 5000 RPM
Torque
105 lb-ft @ 3500 RPM
142 Nm @ 3500 RPM
Fuel System
Multi-point indirect injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
109 mph (175 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/70 R14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.5 in (4331 mm)
Width
66.5 in (1689 mm)
Height
51.6 in (1311 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.7/57.1 in (1,466/1,450 mm)
Wheelbase
97.2 in (2469 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.2 cuFT (289 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2624 lbs (1190 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
23.5 mpg US (10 L/100Km)
Highway
39.2 mpg US (6 L/100Km)

PLYMOUTH Laser 2.0i 4AT (137 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0i 4AT (137 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1997 cm3
Power
100.8 KW @ 6000 RPM
137 HP @ 6000 RPM
135 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
125 lb-ft @ 5000 RPM
169 Nm @ 5000 RPM
Fuel System
Multi-point indirect injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
113 mph (182 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
11.4 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-Speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/55 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.5 in (4331 mm)
Width
66.5 in (1689 mm)
Height
51.6 in (1311 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.7/57.1 in (1,466/1,450 mm)
Wheelbase
97.2 in (2469 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.2 cuFT (289 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2679 lbs (1215 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
18.1 mpg US (13 L/100Km)
Highway
29.4 mpg US (8 L/100Km)

PLYMOUTH Laser 2.0i 5MT (137 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0i 5MT (137 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1997 cm3
Power
100.8 KW @ 6000 RPM
137 HP @ 6000 RPM
135 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
125 lb-ft @ 5000 RPM
169 Nm @ 5000 RPM
Fuel System
Multi-point indirect injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
121 mph (195 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.7 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/55 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.5 in (4331 mm)
Width
66.5 in (1689 mm)
Height
51.6 in (1311 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.7/57.1 in (1,466/1,450 mm)
Wheelbase
97.2 in (2469 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.2 cuFT (289 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2679 lbs (1215 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
18.1 mpg US (13 L/100Km)
Highway
29.4 mpg US (8 L/100Km)

PLYMOUTH Laser 2.0i Turbo 4AT (195 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0i Turbo 4AT (195 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1997 cm3
Power
143.4 KW @ 6000 RPM
195 HP @ 6000 RPM
192 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
204 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
276 Nm @ 3000 RPM
Fuel System
Multi-point indirect injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
143 mph (230 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-Speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/70 R14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.5 in (4331 mm)
Width
66.5 in (1689 mm)
Height
51.6 in (1311 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.7/57.1 in (1,466/1,450 mm)
Wheelbase
97.2 in (2469 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.2 cuFT (289 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2745 lbs (1245 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
13.1 mpg US (18 L/100Km)
Highway
26.1 mpg US (9 L/100Km)

PLYMOUTH Laser 2.0i Turbo 5MT (195 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0i Turbo 5MT (195 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1997 cm3
Power
143.4 KW @ 6000 RPM
195 HP @ 6000 RPM
192 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
204 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
276 Nm @ 3000 RPM
Fuel System
Multi-point indirect injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
15.9 gallons (60.2 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
143 mph (230 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
185/70 R14
DIMENSIONS
Length
170.5 in (4331 mm)
Width
66.5 in (1689 mm)
Height
51.6 in (1311 mm)
Front/rear Track
57.7/57.1 in (1,466/1,450 mm)
Wheelbase
97.2 in (2469 mm)
Cargo Volume
10.2 cuFT (289 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2745 lbs (1245 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
13.1 mpg US (18 L/100Km)
Highway
26.1 mpg US (9 L/100Km)
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